Two posts ago I mentioned how my dry skin itch went away completely for the first time...ever? Well, it's back. I'm pretty sure I know why, though.
I mentioned that I had been slathering lotion (not just any lotion!) on my body while I was up North for the week, and when I returned home I stopped with the lotion to see if the silicea would have any effect from the inside. I believe now, though, that the real actual root cause for my dry skin, is that I don't drink enough fluids. At times I find it quite difficult to consume even 4 glasses of water in a day. I'm just not that thirsty, oddly enough.
I'm not saying that the silicea isn't doing anything at all; it's just that homeopathic medicine is much more subtle than what we're used to ("Two tiny little balls? That's it??"). It's not going to produce a miracle in my situation since I'm not keeping up my end of the most basic requirements of health. I need to drink more fluids and I need to actually have my follow-up appointment with Helen to see what advice she has for me (other than drink more fluids, dumbass!). THEN we have a chance of figuring out what else (if anything) I need.
In the meantime, I will go back to using the "band-aid" fix of the lotion because I can't stand being itchy all the time. Having this rash all over me is just not acceptable. :)
In other news, I'm finding it less tedious to produce bowel movements. That, I am VERY happy about.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Having a moment of weakness? Reaching for that bag of chips or cookies in the cupboard? You know, the ones your spouse "hid" from you? Your mind is made up, your mouth is drooling, your eyes settle on the sticker you slapped onto that package, reminding you that what's inside is NOT FOOD. You retract your hand and close the cupboard door. *Whew* that was close.